Critical Diversity Studies Forum with adrienne maree brown

Thursday, September 30 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


11th Annual Critical Diversity Studies Forum

“Moving Toward Radical Imagination” with adrienne maree brown
Thursday, September 30, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PST, Online Webinar

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The time has come for us to reimagine everything.



We are in a time of transition and emergence. As a nation, we are reckoning with historical and systemic violences and the failure of our systems, and we are also witnessing the emergence of powerful and transformative solidarities. Our futures will be determined by the choices we make today, and we have the power to reimagine futures that are more just, loving, and life-giving than any that we have witnessed in our histories. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s forum: adrienne maree brown, a writer and currently the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.

In this year’s CDS Forum, we will examine the role of radical imagination. We will ask: In what directions do we want to grow: as individuals, communities, and a nation? How can we allow those most impacted by violence to lead us? How can we reimagine and construct new systems, practices, and relations that are rooted in collective care, accountability, justice, and joy?

Please plan to join us for this extraordinary conversation.


adrienne maree brown is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, and author of Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and MediationWe Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative JusticePleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling GoodEmergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements and How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is the cohost of the How to Survive the End of the WorldOctavia’s Parables and Emergent Strategy podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit.


PRESENTED BY Critical Diversity Studies: African American Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, Gender & Sexualities Studies, Latin American Studies 
CO-SPONSORED BY Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, Center for Research, Artistic, and Scholarly Excellence, Center for Teaching Excellence, Cultural Centers, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Student Disability Services, Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic and Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition, Art History and Museum Studies, Center for Latina/o Studies in the Americas, Communication Studies, Environmental Studies, History, International Studies, Martín Baró Scholars Program, Media Studies, MFA in Creative Writing, Migration Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts and Social Justice, Philosophy, Politics, Rhetoric & Language, Sociology, St. Ignatius Institute, Swig Program in Jewish Studies & Social Justice, Theology & Religious Studies, Urban and Public Affairs Masters Program, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program